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to cancer in 1975 my doctor then would not use harmone replacement drugs,
stating that it caused cancer and here we come full circle again!
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----- Original Message -----
From: Joicy <joicy@erols.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 11:51 AM
Subject: [MOL] Estrogen/Progestin HRT Seems To Increase Risk Of Breast
Cancer


> Estrogen/Progestin HRT Seems To Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer
>     [01/26/2000; Journal of the AMA
>
> CHICAGO, IL -- January 25, 2000 -- Women who are current or recent
> users of estrogen-progestin hormone replacement therapies (HRT)
> for treatment of menopause symptoms have a higher relative risk
> of breast cancer than women who only take estrogen, according
> to an article in the January 26 issue of The Journal of the American
> Medical Association (JAMA).
>
> Catherine Schairer, Ph.D., and colleagues from the National Cancer
> Institute in Rockville, Md., analyzed follow-up information from
> a subset of postmenopausal women (46,355) who participated in
> the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project, a nationwide
> breast cancer screening program.  The researchers compared the
> new cases of breast cancer with the type of hormone replacement
> therapy used for this group of women who had no previous evidence
> nor diagnosis of breast cancer.  There were 2082 cases of breast
> cancer identified during the 1980 through 1995 follow-up period.
>
> "Our results suggest that the combined estrogen-progestin regimen
> is associated with greater increases in breast cancer risk than
> estrogen alone," the authors write.  "Assessing the comparative
> risk of estrogen alone vs. estrogen-progestin was complicated
> by the fact that use of estrogen alone was associated with increased
> risk in lean but not heavy women.  We found differences between
> the two regimens [estrogen-only and estrogen-progestin HRTs]
> among lean women but were unable to draw conclusions among heavier
> women."
>
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> The full article can be found at:
>
> http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/15d9fe.htm
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